Healthy Factors to Keep in Mind When Having Coffee
Growing up, we are surrounded by a whole load of misconceptions that make us develop an unexplainable dislike for coffee. By falling for these beliefs – such as coffee causes insomnia, indigestion and headaches, we end up programming our bodies and minds to desist from ever drinking this beverage. Thus, when the time comes for us to take our first sip of coffee, our bodies end up reacting negatively to this new food. As one person says, ‘on the rare occasions that I drank coffee, I would feel an instant surge of energy followed by rapid crash and shaky feeling’. If this is the kind of reaction your body gives after consuming a given type of food, it’s least likely that you will want to continue consuming it.
Thankfully, there’s a way through which you can erase this negative mentality. According to scientific research, coffee is not just a drink to be enjoyed but also a type of food that is very beneficial to our bodies. This special formula has the ability to give optimal health and longevity to the consumer and this has indeed been witnessed in countries that consume lots of coffee. As it stands, people who regularly consume coffee live longer and are generally healthier than their counterparts who don’t. The key to experiencing these benefits is to shun the negative beliefs and instead, focus on the positives. But that’s not all. You have to make sure that the coffee you drink is of the highest quality, has been well prepared, is drank at the right time, and paired with the right kinds of foods so as to help in the detoxification and fat burning process.
Just like all the other types of foods, the coffee you drink should be of the highest quality. Unfortunately, coffee is among the few crops that throughout their growth are exposed to all kinds of chemicals and pesticides. As such, drinking this kind of coffee is bound to expose you to toxins that may lead to weird headaches and, get in the way of your health and wellness. So how do you differentiate high quality from low quality coffee? The secret is to find one that contains any of these words – fair trade organic, organic or single origin. In case you are stopping for coffee while on the go, do so in the much smaller specialty cafes. These specialty cafes are best known for sourcing coffee beans that are of the highest quality. And as you will realize, high quality coffee tastes better and has a more concentrated aroma.
There being a number of coffee preparation methods, it’s hard to tell which ones are perfect. Though it’s impossible to pinpoint a method that is the best, or one that is the poorest, there certainly are ones that should be avoided. For instance, using standard drip coffee machines (which are made using plastic) to make your coffee is likely to give it a ‘plastic-like’ taste and expose you to harmful chemicals. Ingesting these chemicals might damage your endocrine system hence lead to hormonal imbalances. The same is the case with coffee makers that have a cup delivery system for they may lead you to consume heavy metals that are damaging to the body. The solution to all this is using a glass stove top or French press coffee maker or, a high quality espresso machine. And just in case you have a sensitive stomach, you should consider drinking coffee that’s less acidic or in other words, cold brewed coffee.